Terrariums can hold succulent, sedums and other plants, as well as candles and mini sculptures. These Pierre terrariums from HomArt are made of leaded glass. The one on the bottom right is a dodecahedron-shaped terrarium.
Architectural salvage can make for excellent tabletop decor. Here, a baluster crafted from an old Victorian staircase is given new life as a traditional candleholder. To outfit it for holding candles, a small wooden plaque is used as the footer and a pillar candle plate is added to the top.
“Instead of sticking to simple pillar candles for centerpieces, opt for mixing and matching," suggests Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles. "Select assorted stemmed glasses or votive holders for a fun, clean look that will add character to each table.” Floral design by Intrigue Designs.
Dragons can’t hold a candle to the fiery-red plumes of 'Dragon's Breath’, a celosia that grows well in containers or the landscape. True to its name, it can take hot weather--and humidity, too. This variety flowers late and needs full sun.
Oval terrariums hold greenery or small tealight candles. They have a bubble-like effect, whether displayed individually or as a group above a kitchen sink, or on the patio or in the garden. The terrariums are from HomArt.
Small wreaths are great for filling multi-tiered dessert stands with texture, color and pattern, resulting in the look of a tabletop sculpture. For a touch of ambiance, consider using bottom tiers solely for wreaths, and then use the top wreath for holding candles.
Untreated wood gives this room a beautiful, natural light coloring. Wood shelves holding a small display of candles and mason jars are connected to wall hooks with dark chains, adding a decorative touch to the design. Lantern-like sconces complete the simple but attractive look.
A bright white mantel displays a variety of green accessories, adding color to the space. An interesting ceramic vase houses white flowers while green glass candlesticks hold green taper candles. A vintage fabric screen decorates the adjacent wall.
Celebrate the start of spring with an inviting nature-inspired tablescape. "A simple blossom-themed wrapping paper is the inspiration for this table setting to welcome spring. A variety of candles and a pedestal holding an egg-filled bowl add to the fresh feel of the table," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. For a subtle contrast and touch of drama, black place mats are added beneath simple aqua dishes.